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SVTornado

@Slitth are you saying that you want physical media to die out?

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SwitchForce

I agree with animefan923 asking such a question is getting into some legal quandary here. This will become a IP legal issues if this continues on. If you want the Digital just purchase the Digital version and if you want the physical buy the physical version if they make it.

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SwitchForce

SVTornado wrote:

@Slitth are you saying that you want physical media to die out?

I doubt that will happen unless everyone starts to change over the physical media. Some of it is related to cost and if your a small indie that will be a undertaking to do unless a bigger company like EA takes a commission to convert to Physical then it's possible.

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SVTornado

@SwitchForce believe me I don't think physical media will die anytime soon. My problem was him saying that it would have been smarter for Nintendo to go the all digital route.

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Slitth

@SVTornado There will be no cost in shipping or physical media production.
Digital media is also much more accessible to the masses.
As it is right now, I have to go hunting for a store that sells the physical games I want.
But I can get almost all the digital game I would like with a click of button, I am only limited by the status of my bank account.

Slitth

SVTornado

@Slitth a large part of the gaming community still wants to collect all physical though, so it won't die out for awile.

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Slitth

Nor do I expect it to.
I would think that the next step would be gamecards that are just pre-downloaded digital copies and you would still need to bind it to an account. Much like Blizzard and Steam did it in the beginning.

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SwitchForce

Slitth wrote:

@SVTornado There will be no cost in shipping or physical media production.
Digital media is also much more accessible to the masses.

Alot of wishful thinking here.

Slitth wrote:

As it is right now, I have to go hunting for a store that sells the physical games I want.

Have one heard of Amazon or eBay or online retailers that ships.

Slitth wrote:

But I can get almost all the digital game I would like with a click of button, I am only limited by the status of my bank account.

Non-starter here.

SwitchForce

SwitchForce

SVTornado wrote:

@Slitth a large part of the gaming community still wants to collect all physical though, so it won't die out for awile.

This is still true today and will be for long time. Digital can't be transfered or given away and Physical can be given away.

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Slitth

SwitchForce wrote:

Slitth wrote:

@SVTornado There will be no cost in shipping or physical media production.
Digital media is also much more accessible to the masses.

Alot of wishful thinking here.

Slitth wrote:

As it is right now, I have to go hunting for a store that sells the physical games I want.

Have one heard of Amazon or eBay or online retailers that ships.

Slitth wrote:

But I can get almost all the digital game I would like with a click of button, I am only limited by the status of my bank account.

Non-starter here.

Well if you put the game up on a server it will cost the company the same if they sell one or a million copies.
Because you have the copy of the game, and maybe a upload cost per purchase made.

Now on a physical copy you need following
Produce and/or pay for storage media per copy.
Handle packaging and labelling of the media per copy.
Shipping and storage of each copy.

If the physical and the digital copy, I think it would be safe to say that the physical copy has greater cost for the company.

And if I have to go online to by a game I will have to pay for the game, pay for the shipping and wait for the delivery.
But if I go online and buy the game digitally I just have to pay for the game and wait for the download.
This is cheaper and faster for me.

As for the digital copy cannot be given away or transferred. That is true, but that is also in the producing companies interests.
Because the do not get anything from the sell of a pre-own copy.

A trip to the store is in they just as cheap and fast as a digital purchase, but there are few and few shops that sell games.
And even they only have so many copies of the game on stock, so I might be wasting my time making the trip.

And that why the game is more acceptable to the masses, they are not limited by the number of copies at their local or by the shipping time of online stores.
But you can share some digital game depending on the service provider.
Steam has a share function, so some game can be played by a friend when I not playing them.

Slitth

bruticus

Actually it can be done, if you do modify the console. Although it is neither legal nor kosher for your console.

I can say that it can be done, because there are ways to lock games to a console internal memory or SD; although it is also opening up to potential issues due to piracy, if someone is able to crack the key used to assure that a specific game or SD card will work only on that console. Which is why they don't let you do it.

I would love to get both digital and physical copy; but you can imagine that people would buy the cartridge, dump it and then sell the cartridge and keep the game on their SD card/internal memory. So as buyer of the used card; you could not dump it anymore, and you end up with a game that is owned by 2 people and Nintendo didn't make a cut out of the second sale. And you know how it works with corporations

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SwitchForce

@Slitth where not talking about steam here.
@bruticus what a load of BS going here. Doing that would get Nintendo ban. Selling your physical will not allow you to play without the game. Also any Switch Hack Violates the EULA you agreeded to.

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bruticus

SwitchForce wrote:

@Slitth where not talking about steam here.
@bruticus what a load of BS going here. Doing that would get Nintendo ban. Selling your physical will not allow you to play without the game. Also any Switch Hack Violates the EULA you agreeded to.

The question was very clear; and as someone that work in the software industry; I don't see the problem in pointing out why a company like Nintendo does not want to allow such feature. I can play my PS games on any console I own; if I use an emulator and I have the original disk/cartridge, I can play the games on any device that run an emulator, totally legally.

So I don't get what is your problem here; calling out BS on things that other companies do.
I did sign up the EULA; I didn't accept a blood pact; so once my warranty on my switch is expired and I won't be using neither their store or their online service (which btw I didn't subscribe to), I can do whatever I want with my console.

Go check consumer laws; you will see that unless specified; is not like a company stop by at your home if you hack your console. You get persecuted if you release a hack, and I am not telling either others to hack their console, nor how to do it; I just said that dump of games on memory or SD can be done only if the console is modified.

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GyroZeppeli

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